Mozart Fantasia in D min K397

Mozart Fantasia in D min K397

Fantasy in English, Fantasie in German is a piece of music for solo piano composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1782. Despite being unfinished at Mozart’s death, the piece is nonetheless one of his more popular compositions for the piano.

Dreary and mournful. The left hand chord pattern is very simple and very sad, providing a perfect backdrop to the tragic high melody.

The Fantasia runs to just over 100 measures, in a single multi-tempo movement marked Andante – Adagio – Presto – Tempo primo – Presto – Tempo primo – Allegretto, and a full performance takes approximately five minutes.

Fairly dry recording. Close microphones, 3 positions.

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